By John Lee.
The Islamic State group (IS, ISIS, ISIL, Daesh) has ordered internet service providers (ISPs) to block access to the internet for residents of Mosul.
But according to local sources, the ISPs still have to provide services to specific IS headquarters across the city, so online activities can be easier monitored by the jihadist group.
The internet blackout comes as Iraqi forces continue advancing towards the city, hoping to ultimately liberate it from the extremists.
BasNews reports that IS has previously banned satellite TV after it started a campaign across Mosul to collect receivers.